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The Rushden Echo, 9th February 1917, transcribed by Kay Collins
Mr Thomas Randall
Obituary—Many Higham Ferrers and Rushden people will be grieved to hear of the death, which took place on Tuesday, of Mr Thomas Randall, a well-known and well-respected inhabitant of Higham Ferrers. A week before his death Mr Randall, who was 50 years old, was taken suddenly ill with apoplexy. He was seized with a stroke while he was haing his tea, dropping his food and suddenly losing consciousness. He recovered his senses several times in the few days following, but finally passed away at 11a.m. on Tuesday, Dr Parkin, of Higham Ferrers, attending him for the last. Deceased, who leaves a widow and three stepsons, was a Past Grandmaster of the Earl Fitzwilliam (Higham) Lodge of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows. He was a native of Higham, and when only a boy he was employed by the late Mr Thomas Sanders, and when that firm amalgamated with Mr T Patenall, Mr Randall was still an employee at the factory and has worked there ever since. The funeral took place this (Friday) afternoon at the cemetery at Higham Ferrers, the service being conducted in the Higham Parish Church. The chief mourners were Mrs T Randall (widow), Mr P Coles (stepson), Mrs H Stubbs and Mr W Randall (sister and brother), Mr and Mrs F Randall (brother and sister-in-law), Mr and Mrs E Coles (stepson and daughter-in-law). There were a number of beautiful wreaths.
The Rushden Echo, 16th February 1917

Mrs T Randall and family desire to thank all kind friends for sympathy with them in their sad bereavement, also for the beautiful floral tributes sent.—59 High-street, Higham Ferrers.

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